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<p>Illinois Speaker of the House&nbsp;<a id="firsthit" name="firsthit"></a>Michael&nbsp;Madigan, D-Chicago, listens to lawmakers argue state budget legislation while on the House floor during session at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. AP Photo &nbsp;| &nbsp;Seth Perlman</p>

Mike Madigan, Illinois’ pseudo populist

<p>FILE - This 1985 file photo originally released by NBC shows cast members of the television series "Golden Girls," clockwise from left, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, Betty White and Estelle Getty. At 89, White has become a role model for how to grow old joyously. (AP Photo/NBC, File)</p>

Senior Living: Golden Girls might be best affordable housing solution

Do you remember “The Golden Girls” television series? It ran from 1985 to 1992 and starred Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty. The story line was about...

The Naperville Public Library has put together a World Language Collection.  |  Submitted

Library’s World Language Collection supports foreign language literacy

After studying Spanish throughout junior high, high school and college, you’d think I would be fluent in the language. However, I am so far from stringing words together to form...

Denise Crosby

Community leaders puts their concerns, ideas ‘On the Table’

My wish of the week: That Springfield politicians could have sat at our table on Monday morning.

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Jonathan Miano / Staff Photographer
Sun Publications 2009-02-09

Tale of passion, redemption and mistaken turtle identity

Why did the turtle cross the road? I’m not sure, actually, but it looks like it involved affairs of the heart.

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Love Essentially: 20 lies people tell themselves when it comes to dating

Let’s be honest. We all have a love hate relationship when it comes to dating. Great dates make us giddy and hopeful and inspired, but a string of bad dates can cause...

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Jonathan Miano / Staff Photographer
Sun Publications 2009-02-09

Take a walk, take in some Naperville art

I suggest you mark the occasion by putting on your patron-of-the-arts hat (it doesn’t even need to be the one with the woolen ear flaps — hooray!). And then go see all the...

<p>Scott Hogan</p>

Golf Tips: For best results, practice with feedback

One of the most frustrating experiences that a golfer can go through is spending hours practicing only to see results remain the same when they go out to play. One solution...

<p>Cindy Eggemeyer has worked at Edward Health &amp; Fitness Centers 19 of the last 24 years. She most recently celebrated her 15th anniversary as executive director of EHFC. | Submitted</p>

Cindy Eggemeyer: 6 tips for curing workout burnout

If the workout you used to enjoy has become a frustrating chore, you might be facing burnout. And if that’s the case, it’s time to look at your fitness goals.

After treatment at Linden Oaks at Edward for an eating disorder she had through her teens and 20s, Jennifer Burton runs a fashion consulting business she describes as "somewhat like the 'What Not to Wear,' TV show, but with more compassion.”  |  Submitted

Health Aware: Candlelight Vigil for those with eating disorders

Chicagoan Jennifer Burton, 30, describes her fashion consulting business as “somewhat like the ‘What Not to Wear,’ TV show, but with more compassion.”

Michelle Linn-Gust shares a playful moment with her mother Marianne Linn at the family's Naperville family home in 2006. Marianne died on March 24 leaving behind a legacy of helping others.  |  Submitted

Good Cause: Mom taught columnist benefits of volunteering

In the almost two years I have been writing this column, I have interviewed many parents striving to teach their children the importance of helping others.

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